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Mason's Apron - Square Dance

George Wade calls a square dance to the tune, "The Mason's Apron". George Wade and His Cornhuskers were an important Ontario dance band from the late 1920s into the 1950s. They played a mixture of music for both old-time and "modern" dancing. The books fr...

Mother's Reel

A great three part reel in C and G, and a favourite in Ontario. It has been attributed to Don Messer.

Murray River Jig - Graham Townsend

A famous jig by Graham Townsend (1942-1998). Date is a guess.

Ottawa Valley Stepdancing

Graham Townsend plays for Donnie Gilchrist at the Pembroke Fiddle and Stepdance Competition in 1983. This was apparently the last time they performed together. Link to Video Below.

Parry Sound Reel

A reel by Jim Magill (1902-1954) which was popularized by Don Messer. Jim Magill was born in Northern Ireland and came to Canada in the early 30s. He played with his own band The Northern Ramblers and with George Wade and His Cornhuskers. Date is when Don...

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